Sunday, March 14, 2010

Maeser Tennis Team Tournament with Grand High School, Moab, Utah

The Maeser Young Men's Tennis Team played its first tournament of the season against Grand High School in Moab, Utah this past weekend, March 12-13.

The pre-season match was arranged by Maeser Tennis Coach Samila Nickell and Coach Ed (pictured to the right), the Grand High School Tennis Coach.

 For the most part, the two teams were evenly paired, with multiple matches going into a tie breaker. Good sportsmanship was emphasized and practiced well by both teams. In the photo to the left, Ryan Griffith returns a volley during his match.

The tournament consisted of a three hour session Friday afternoon and a Saturday morning session of equal length.  The photo to the right shows the pre-tournament greeting of the two teams. Here, pairings were assigned and tournament logistics were discussed.

 Following the Saturday morning matches, the Maeser team enjoyed lunch at Wendys followed by a quick stop at the Moab Rock Shop, an eclectic collection of Moab memorabilia, gems, petrified wood, and old dinosaur bones.

On the way home, the team stopped for about an hour hike in Arches National Park. The boys enjoyed hiking around three arches in the Windows section of the park.

Many thanks to Coach Samila Nickell and Coach Deanna Pilling for the time and effort they put into developing our young men.

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